Champaign high schools to be open for tours

Want to take a tour of the Champaign Unit 4 school district's high school facilities to inform your decision on the Nov. 4 referendum?

Doughnuts with Dad

On Friday, the Kitty Cat Room at the Montessori School in Savoy held a special event, Doughnuts with Dad. Students enjoyed doughnuts and juice with their dads. The class has a similar event in the spring for mothers.

Staffers train on what to do if shooter enters building

Teachers from Unity East and Unity West elementary schools got training in ALICE on Friday.
The Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate program teaches teachers to fight back against school shooters.
Unity West Principal Lanee Reichert encouraged the staff members to think about what they could do to secure their classrooms if there were  a shooter in the school.

Teachers train to use new apps

On Friday afternoon, teachers from Unity East and Unity West elementary schools had an in-service training on the Google Apps for Education.
The suite of apps is designed to help eliminate paper in the clasroom.
Starting with such basics as how to access their drives, shared drives and files, teachers received training on everything from making websites to making forms.

Unity West students rewarded for behavior

Unity West Elementary School held its monthly PBIS celebration to reward students for good behavior on Friday. Unity High School athletes visited to participate in activities with the students.

Schools train for shootings

Staff members from Unity High School and Unity Junior High School got some special training last Monday in what to do if a shooter should ever enter one of their schools.

Unity East Elementary School fourth-grade teacher named principal

Jim Carver is the new principal at Unity East Elementary School, but he’s not new to the school.
Carver has taught fourth grade there for the last six years.
“I’m excited to be continuing my career here,” Carver said.

Read the full story in the Aug. 14 issue of The County Star.

Fourth of July parade

Students from the Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana in Savoy had a Fourth of July parade last Thursday.

Unity East has talent

Unity East Elementary School held its End of Year Talent Celebration last Thursday.

Fun finish

Unity East Elementary School celebrated the end of the school year with a Fun Day celebration on June 6.

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